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iowa girl dies -- she is still inspiring her team to be winners on the court. plus... this morning -- we're hearing from a man days after he was attacked by a bear. and it's never too late to get your high school diploma. the best part about it -- this guy had no idea he was receiving it. good morning, i'm ally crutcher.
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storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. a cold front is draped over the kwwl viewing ar the 40s to the 60s.... warmer ahead, cooler behind the front than yesterday at this time. winds are turning to the northwest and picking up speed... and will be gusty all day. clouds and a few showers track through today, too, especially through the middle of the day.... before clearing out by this evening. we could see a few showers today but you will mainly notice the wind and the steady or falling temps throughout the day. the winds die down tonight and the skies will be clear... leading to the coldest temps of the season so
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a few minutes. decision 20-16 coverage... with less than four weeks to go -- the presidential campaigns are heating up. the campaigns are really starting to focus on the donald trump stopped in florida --- focusing much of his speech about stolen clinton campaign emails those emails show that clinton wants to surrender to a this election will determine whether we remain a free country lae rgrneaers and foreign governments. the election of hillary clinton would lead to the destruction of our country."
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hillary clinton also campaigning in florida with al gore. in north carolina -- president obama held a rally, talking to voters there. the president said any decent human being who heard trump's taped comments about women would say they were "not right"... i'm certainly not perfect, redemption, but that doesn't mean i'm going to elect the person president. the president also criticized republicans who still support as president obama's second term starts winding down -- iowans are being asked what they think. in a new des moines register -- mediacom iowa poll -- less than half of the iowans surveyed are happy with his performance as president. the poll shows nearly 60-percent of iowans say obamacare has mostly been a failure. voters do give the president credit for job growth and foreign relations. time now is . an eastern iowa man dies after
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ramp. the man is identified as michael peterson from cedar falls. waterloo police say he was found hurt in an alley. he later died at the hospital. an autopsy is being done -- but police say, they are not suspecting foul play. he was 52. an iowa man accused of murdering his girlfriend will have his future decided by a judge. eddie hicks, of dubuque, waved his right to a jury trial. he pleaded not guilty in the death of kahdyesha lemon. prosecutors say he stabbed her at least 20 times last year at her dubuque home. burglaries at multiple businesses -- and now three people are arrested. police say these three broke into three different businesses in manchester -- including a car wash and a pet store. they're all facing burglary-related charges. investigators say a cigarette might have caused a fire near a culver's restaurant. it happened in dubuque during the lunch hour yesterday. the actual restuarant didn't catch fire -- but the shed behind it did. inside is where they keep the dumpsters. those are also damaged. when the fire broke out -- the
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i'm really glad it was just the shed though, because it could've been a lot worse." the restaurant stayed open, but they closed the drive through window. a fire and gas explosion destroyed a home outside chicago. firefighters say two people were injured -- no word on how badly they're hurt. no one was home at the time. one person is missing after a plane crash. it happened in connecticut. crews say the pilot was taken to the hospital and they haven't been able to find a passenger. the crash also knocked down some power lines. no word on what caused it. a police chase ends with a man tased and arrested in the middle of a busy highway. you can see the man driving in the grey pickup truck here in texas. he eventually gets out of his truck and starts running into heavy traffic. an officer runs after him and tases him in the middle of the road
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he was then checked out by paramedics -- and arrested. a man is out the hospital this morning after being attacked by a bear. he was jogging on a california trail when he saw a bear. police say as he backed away from the animal -- another bear he didn't see attacked him. "i tried to run past it, cause it, it just came down and got me. he was able to break free and run back home despite having gashes to his head, legs and feet. a mother says her child's homework was biased against the police. the assignment talks about recent cases of police- involved shootings of african americans. in the article, a mother says her sons question, why they have to
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aren't doing anything wrong. the "i think it's promoting racism. that the cops are bad people." she says after complaining to the school -- they got rid of that homework assignment. tons of explosives could not bring down a 93 year old bridge... rock was imploded -- but as you can see -- the arch of steel is still standing. workers don't know why it didn't collapse -- but it did weaken the bridge. after five hours... and using cables and a barge... crews were finally able to bring down the bridge. a new 98-million dollar bridge is
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the nation in recent weeks -- including right here in iowa. urbandale police arrested jacob steil for allegedly wearing a clown mask and chasing two people with a machete. its a new trend -- but clowns have been an iconic part of scaring people for decades. clowns have been a major scare factor at the heart of darkness happy, it starts messing with your emotional level and starts making you feel uneasy. anything that like it could also be threatening." the heart of darkness is open thursday through sunday - now through halloween. for more information head to kwwl-dot-com. two people are facing child neglect charges -- because of this. police in wisconsin saw these people wearing clown masks and chasing vehicles. an investigation found that the two
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alone while they carried out the clown prank. the child has been placed outside of the home by the department of human services. an awful hammock accident in may... killed a 13- year old iowa girl. and for the past 5 months, her friends have used the sport she loved to help deal with the loss. justin surrency tells us how they're keeping her spirit alive a 13 year old has inspired this her laugh it just spoke to you, you could feel how happy she volleyball team has no choice would have been a freshman at roosevelt high school this year was killed in a hammock when a brick pillar collapsed on her body... "really hard not just on other to cope... "take a deep breath...in and out." peri's picture has had a presence at every match... "when we win or feel down we just think of her to bring us up
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this for peri. practice t-shirts with her name and number also serve as a life able to add championships to the roosevelt trophy case but coach mark steinbach has found a way to it's going to be the peri sagun team first award because that is close, peri 's memory will not fade... "i think all of our girls are
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peri's name will begin this season. it'll be permanently placed in the trophy case.. and a copy of the trophy will given to the person whi new this morning... now that the school year is underway.... traffic is always a concern a girl scout troop says this intersection in withrop was a problem in the past the middle schoolers say before last month... there was just a flashing red light at one with her brother home from school... but they didn't always feel safe. "looked like a 15 year old or 16 grabbed his shirt and yanked
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the girl scout troop petitioned to the city council... asking them to remove the flashing light and instead make the intersection a 4 way stop. after several months of meeting with the girls... the city listened... last month.. the new stop signs were installed. another iowa county is upping its minimum wage. supervisors in polk county voted to increase its minimum wage to 10-75 an hour by january 20-19. iowa county to raise its minimum wage.. the first two to make the move were johnson and linn counties. last year -- johnson county approved a plan to increase the county's minimum to 10-10 an hour by next year -- through three increments of 95 cents. certain towns were allowed to opt out of that increase. in linn county -- the minimum wage will increase to 10- 25 by january of 20-19. that county is increasing it's minimum by a dollar every january for the next three years. an iowa airport approves a 500-
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the des moines airport's terminal larger. the current one isn't big enough with more flights coming and going. the proposal includes 14 new gates and a new parking garage. a man who left school to fight in world war two finally receives his high school diploma. he is 90 years old. his family invited him to a board meeting in pennsylvania, where he thought he was going to lead the pledge of allegiance. but instead -- his grandson presented him with a diploma... "i was really surprised. "we wanted to surprise him, and david did a great job, so we're really happy." when he came home after world war two, he joined the labor force instead of finishing high school. so getting the diploma was very big deal for him. it's coming up on today
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tell you why. plus... the nation's highest court takes up a long-running patent dispute between apple and samsung. a few showers will track through the area today, especially this morning... but we will notice the wind and falling temperatures more... i'll have details coming up. "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eilel when my dad got the contract with donald trump, it was huge for our business. there was never any question about the quality of work...
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i mean, it's huge. but...if you don't get paid, it's devastating. if he treats the american people like he treated my father, on the trump taj mahal, we're...we're in trouble. the whole country's in trouble. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. it's not uncommon for autistic kids to flap their hands. and so when i saw that, that was completely disqualifying.
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my son max can't live in trump world. so i'm crossing party lines and voting for hillary. i don't always agree with her, but she's reasonable. and she's smart. she can work with people to solve problems. i want to be able to tell my kids that i did the right thing when it really mattered. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. "now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your
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here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: clouds this morning with a few showers tracking through... but.. you will notice the wind today.... leading to a couple of very chilly mornings. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will catch clouds much of the day today and will likely be shaking a bit with the strong winds.... it is also going to be chilly, although not
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start early this morning... temps are running in the 60s ahead, 50s along and 40s behind the front... still above normal... but probably warmer than the rest of the day will be. it is cooler behind... a good 10-15 degrees morning.. and the winds are stronger... already 15-20 mph and gusting higher. the front has some rain with it, but it will be fairly light with most getting a few hundredths... it will be the
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20s to the 60s over the midwest.... the 20s and 30s where the high pressure is centered... and heading our way. we have seen our highs for the day and will continue to see breezy tonight with light winds and in iowa.... beer -- a t-v -- and a lounge chair. it's the perfect place for men to... get their nails done? plus... watch out for deer. a new report says iowans need to
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hundred-million dollars. this week is fire prevention week. we practice fire drills at school and at work, but does your family know what to do when your home smoke alarm goes off? a new report finds only one in five parents regularly practice fire escape plans at home. and only about half of parents say their children know what to do in the event of a fire at home. families are encouraged to created a home fire escape plan then practice that drill with your family regularly. this may come as a surprise to you -- or not at all. iowa is one of the leading states where you are most likely to hit a deer. a new report found iowa is ranked number 4 for worst states for deer collisions. you have a one in 68 chance of hitting a deer. so what's number one? that would be west virginia. a guy's trip to a nail salon --
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he created a nail salon for men in l-a. the salon is considered a grooming shop aimed at men who like to look good. it's designed to resemble a man- "if i can create a place where a guy that would never step foot some 180-new locations are expected to op
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vernon: i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message. congressman blum's smear campaign -- misleading and false. the truth -- monica vernon donated every pay raise to charity and helped build a homeless shelter for women and children, but multi-millionaire blum promised he'd take only half his salary. then in congress, blum broke his word and kept all the pay. now he wants to cut social security
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northern spain. the cub was born on august 13-th and is in good health. now about a month old, he's being introduced on camera to the world. the cub was born along with his brother.
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back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. few showers. breezy and cool today with steady/falling temps. widespread frost tonight/thursday morning with lows in the low to mid 30s and sunshine. highs are back in the 60s for friday with 70s over the
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presidential nominee in iowa defending his questions about e- mails. plus, forced to keep ronald mcdonald under wraps. a fast food giant reacting to the creepy clown craze. and people just want to get home... but first they have to wait until the cows come home.
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and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. a cold front is draped over the kwwl viewing area this morning with temps in the 40s to the 60s.... warmer ahead, cooler behind the front than yesterday at this time. winds are turning to the northwest and picking up speed... and will be gusty all day. clouds and a few showers track through today, too, especially through the middle of the day.... before clearing out by this evening. we could see a few showers today but you will
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decision 2016 -- we are less than a month from the decision day. people are lining up to vote early. so far, about 38- hundred people have cast their ballots in black this morning with the latest on the presidential race -- which includes -- new details about leaked clinton cam trump tells fox news' bill o'reilly he's unfazed losing support from house speaker paul ryan: "i don't want his support; i the people." to win trump needs florida. he's making two more stops there today. clinton leads florida by just a few points. me as an exhibit a of that proof." clinton's out west today after campaigning in florida with al gore, focusing on his signature issue - climate change. "we cannot risk putting a climate denier in the white
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justice department about lawsuits over her emails. "hillary clinton is one disclosure away from potentially democrats to swing states to talk about denying anything wrong with the clinton campaign's contact with the justice department investigating her emails. i'm tracie potts in
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he's disappointed in the republicans who say they'll no central iowa. he was asked about trump's lewd comments caught on tape from of humility to admit that he'd been wrong. apologized to his family and apologized to the american people and i'm someone who believes in forgiveness, believes in second chances as the overwhelming majority of a pence also held a rally in newton where a voter said this to him... ready for a revolution because know, i'm like trump. do i not speak for people here? am i not saying the truth, guys? come on." "we have a revolution coming
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virginia and north carolina. today, hillary clinton's husband will campaign for her in eastern iowa. former president bill clinton is holding an early voting event in waterloo. he's set to speak at 6:45 tonight at the cattle congress --doors open at 5:45. we'll have coverage right here on kwwl and kwwl dot com. in a kwwl follow-up this morning: the search for a man wanted in connection to a stabbing at the iowa state fair. the man wanted is craig hunt. hunt is accused of stabbing darquan jones on the last night of the fair in august. jones was treated and later released from the hospital. hunt is charged with attempted murder, and is also possibly connected to several shootings in the des moines area. today, charges could be filed against the man accused of murdering two police officers. they were investigating a domestic case in palm springs, california the other night when they were shot and killed. the suspect was then arrested after a 12-hour standoff. today, he
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st. louis. officer blake snyder was shot and killed in the line of duty last week. the suspect is 18 years old. police say he started firing at snyder right as the officer showed up to look into a disturbance call. a baby has died after being left in a hot car. it happened in fresno, california. investigators say the child's grandmother was watching him. they don't know why she left him inside the car. she was inside her apartment "i know at the end of the day grandson his life back." police are questioning the boy's grandmother who needed medical attention herself because she was so distraught over what happened. the picture doesn't gives us a great look at the suspect, but waterloo police are hoping someone knows something -- and steps forward. la placita was held up on sunday. a man came in with a
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the store's surveillance camera shows the man waving around a gun in front of a young woman him because he had a gun pointed at him too..he just threw some money at him. there were other people inside the store at the time -- but no one was hurt. right now, there's a new city ordinance on the table that would require businesses to have a camera near the door. that's if the waterloo city council approves it-- some businesses like restaurants, banks and hotels would have to buy cameras..and if businesses already have them ... updates and inspections would be mandatory. new this morning... you are never too young to speak up and make a positive change in your community. a group of iowa middle schoolers made their town a safer place. kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in buchanan county. and amanda -- traffic is always a concern when kids cross the
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that's right jerry. i'm at the corner of jackson street and 5th street near east buchanan school district. it's hard to see right now... but this is actually a 4 way stop. there are 4 new stop signs up... thanks to several young troopers... and now i'm not talking about state troopers... i'm talking about girl scouts. "i'm crossing the street." busy and right by the east c (nat of shoes) like many kids here.... "and then." rylan walks to and from school every day with her road, and my brother was going to walk across, so i grabbed his shirt and yanked him backwards." girl scout troop 2128 new this intersection was a problem... these signs and this flashing red light were the traffic warnings at this intersection...and the red light was hard to see. "no one really knew when it
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was in the sun, so you couldnt really see if it was on or off." so they spent months convincing the winthrop city council this intersection needed a 4-way stop.... and the city listened... "we added this one in." "we helped a lot of kids safely cross the street so they do not get hit.." a safer place because these kids spoke up... "remember the stop sign guys... i want to talk more about what these girls did to accomplish this. they spoke to at multiple city council meetings -- got 92 signatures from people supporting them... and went to a public hearing
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their favor. we've got you covered live in buchanan county... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. the girl scouts started working on this project in june. the stop signs were just added last month. road construction signs don't have the word patience on them -- but it's one of the most important things to keep in mind as a big project begins in eastern iowa. groundbreaking for a new phase of the southwest arterial o dubuque. when the project's done - the four-lane, divided highway will give people another option to drive through the southwest side of the city. the project will have a big impact. people living on cousins road used to be able to drive directly to highway 20. now they have to take a longer route to get there. "construction going on, we're to find us but with the right signage we think we can get around that, long term it'll be a good spot, an
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the work should be done by 20-19. another key project -- this one focusing on flood prevention. it's the groundbreaking for a permanent flood control levee in cedar rapids. it will help protect the newbo district. the 14 million dollar project includes a detention basin and a pump station. everything is set to be finished this morning, a four-year-old girl is back with her family after a terrifying few days. police believe the florida girl was friend. she was found at a hospital in alert... "say thank you for bringing me "my heart was like in my stomach the whole time... like, he knows when i got to use my could think about was the little girl... the little girl... we need to get
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man accused of taking her. an iconic mascot is taking a step back -- because of the concerns over clowns. ronald mcdonald will be making fewer apperances for now. sightings of creepy clowns have been on the rise across the country the past few weeks. in one case -- someone dressed as a clown harrassed people at a mcdonald's. the fast food giant says it wants to be thoughtful in light of won't be seen as much for the time being. rush hour traffic is beefed up in one city. so much so -- the highway looks more like a pasture. cows got loose on a louisiana highway after a cattle trailer flipped. a line of cows raced down the highway. it took law enforcement about
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much more to come this morning: in ten minutes -- an n-f-l team puts away the playbook to focus on two families that need help. plus -- for eight innings -- many cub fans thought history was repeating itself. but in the ninth -- the cubs made history. a few showers will track through
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morning... but we will notice the wind and falling temperatures more... i'll have details coming up. "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan. this is today in iowa." "now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather
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weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: clouds this morning with a few showers tracking through... but.. you will notice the wind and cooler weather more today.... leading to a couple of very chilly mornings. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will catch clouds much of the day today and will likely be shaking a bit with the strong chilly, although not so bad to start early this morning... temps are running in the 60s ahead, 50s along and 40s behind the front... still above normal... but probably warmer than the rest of the day will be. it is cooler behind... a good 10-15 degrees cooler than this time yesterday gusting higher. the front has some rain with
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with most getting a few hundredths... it will be the temperatures you notice... they range from the 20s to the 60s over the midwest.... the 20s and 30s where the high pressure is centered... and continue to see breezy conditions.. a few showers will track through, too, mainly through midday. clear and cold tonight with light winds and lows dropping into the low to mid 30s... a freeze warning coats most of the viewing area with frost advisories to the south.... but days or even weeks ago in the viewing area! with the cold start tomorrow, we will only climb into the mid to upper 50s with light south winds and lots of sunshine. and we get have a series of fronts that the area this weekend into early light winds and lows dropping into the low to mid 30s... a freeze warning coats most of
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south.... but we are running behind... we should have had our first frost into the 60s for friday with 70s still to come this morning -- another playoff nail biter. at least this one didn't carry over into the next day. and a rocky start for a former football player -- trying his hand at a different sport. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in tiffin, elgin,
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it's troubling. congressman blum actually co-sponsored a bill that could make it legal for a woman to be fired just for being pregnant. and blum tried to defund planned parenthood, even though women depend on it for critical care, like cancer screenings. i was diagnosed with breast cancer, and i know it was early detection that made a difference. it's not a political issue.
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talking about comebacks this morning. what a way to move oo next round of the playoffs. cubs at the giants last night. in the ninth -- san francisco leads 5-2 -- hoping to send the series back to chicago for a final game. but here come the cubs. one run in already and then wilson contreras with a single up the middle to score two. it's tied. until javy baez singles to score the cubs fourth run of the 9th inning. chicago leads 6-5. they turn it over to their closer -- aroldis chapman.
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the largest ninth inning comeback in a postseason game since the mets in 1986. chicago will face the winner of the dodgers nationals series at wrigley field. game one of the n-l-c-s is saturday. a well-known athlete is trying to make his way into the game of former n-f-l quarterback tim tebow made his debut yesterday in the arizona instructional league -- as a mets prospect. he struggled in his debut. he "you know everybody's just having a lot of fun, i really enjoy the guys and being able to come out here and play a really fun game." after the game, tebow -- who has a wide following across the country -- signed autographs. the college basketball season
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to have a big season for the hawks. he's one of 10 players selected to the preseason all- big ten team. he was a second- team all- conference pick a year ago. two families in need of a hand -- receive a big surprise and some added muscle. the green bay packers teamed up with a home improvement store to remodel the bathrooms of two families in wisconsin. they helped put in a new shower for a veteran and his daughter -- who has special needs. both families did not have to pay a dime for the remodeling projects. it's you're watching today in iowa on k- w-w-l.
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how tall are you? how do we measure greatness in america? the height of our skyscrapers? the size of our bank accounts? no. it's measured by what we do for our children. the values we pass on. i've spent my life fighting for kids and families and it will be my mission to build a country where our children can rise as high as their dreams and hard work take them. e that leads to opportunities... not debt. and an economy where every young american can find a job that lets them start a family of their own. we face big challenges, but we can solve them the same way families do. working together. respecting one another. and never giving up. i want our success to be measured by theirs.
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room -- could soon be played in a holy venue. the owner of a former church in davenport is planning to turn his building into an escape room. the game --which is becoming popular around the world -- requires people to solve puzzles within a short period of time to free themselves. the owner is hoping to open early next year. there are more than 22-hundred registered escape rooms across the country -- including in coralville. eileen loan is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. few showers. breezy and cool
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frost tonight/thursday morning with lows in the low to mid 30s and sunshine. highs are back in the 60s for friday with 70s over the weekend. here's a live look outside at
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now on today in iowa... after an iowa girl dies -- she is still inspiring her team to be winners plus... this morning -- we're hearing from a man days after he was attacked by a bear.

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